2003 NFL Draft 2003 NFL Draft

Grading System
Position: DE
Class: Sr
School: Florida St.
Conference: ACC
Ht., Wt.: 6'4, 266
40 Time: 4.83
Grade: 3.52

Selected by Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 2, pick 27 (59 overall)
BIO: Two-year starter and second team All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 42 tackles and leading the team with 18 1/2 tackles for loss and 13 sacks. Also intercepted 1 pass and broke up three more. All ACC Honorable Mention as a junior after 33-8-5.

POSITIVES: Athletic, fluid defender who may be best standing up over tackle. Breaks down well, plays with leverage and rarely off his feet. Rushes the edge with speed, displays good body lean and keeps his feet driving up the field. Smooth changing direction, slides off blocks laterally and displays a good inside move.

NEGATIVES: Lacks strength at the point of attack, handled by a single blocker and not effective defending the run. Performed woefully on the bench-press at the Combine.

ANALYSIS: Probably best at outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment but with the recent history of undersized Seminole ends non-performing in the NFL, his potential at the next level is worrisome.

PROJECTION: Early Fifth Round

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